VIDEO THEIR STORY SO FUTURE GENERATIONS CAN HEAR IT TOO!
There is no charge for this service it is something I thoroughly enjoy doing. However, my time for shooting is limited therefore I offer two ways to capture your loved one's story.
One is to request for me to come shoot it. It may take a while, but I will schedule it and would love to do it. My approach is to sit down with the person to be interviewed and have a conversation. I don't even tell them I'm "rolling" video. I use a small camera and very little in terms of lights, I like to keep it from being intimidating.
The other way to capture your loved one is for me to send you a kit you can easily set up and use, I include instructions. It is a small iPhone (6), a tripod, a mic, and a tiny light which attaches above the camera. You can "check out" this equipment from me and then return to allow me to extract the video, add music, and put it on an archive site which will allow you to see it and share with others.
I shot a video with my grandmother a long time ago. It is valued by all of our family to this day. It shows her revealing the secret of "Granny Gravy" which was anticipated each Thanksgiving. And I captured it down to the pinch of salt.
There is nothing quite like hearing her tell of the life she lived, a life which took her from going to school on a horse and buggy to seeing a man land on the moon.
Most importantly was the way she talked. The way she would close her eyes and look above as if seeing an image which helped her recall. This is the way she always spoke. Probably half of the time I ever spent with her she had her eyes closed, and a big smile on her face, while telling me about Uncle Barnie, or Aunt Iona. Yes, those were common names back in her day. It is easy to lose such small details, and it is such minutia which adds that pinch of salt to our history.
My goal is to create and maintain a library of individuals as they remember and recount the richness of their lives.
Write, call, or text and we'll get this done for you!